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Can we generalise about cultures?

Here we go again. Another session on working across cultures and another big debate. Attitudes play an important part in training and can definitely prevent attendees from getting the most…

Anglo – Polish Networking: 4 TIPS

Whether you’re British or Polish, you’ll never get a second chance to make a strong first impression in business networking!   And that’s why we want to make it right.…

Reaching out to the Polish community

There are an estimated 1.3 million Polish taxpayers in the UK. No wonder that so many British companies are interested in this economic community – it is a huge business…

More than a ‘nice’ skill to have

Intercultural competence is more than a ‘nice’ skill to have.   Soft skills such as team working are the new ‘hard skills’. It is a fact. They are harder to…

How to manage cultures

Would you be surprised to hear that up to 40% of all expatriate managers fail to succeed abroad due to the lack of language abilities, the effects of culture shock…

Rudeness lies in the eyes of the beholder

According to the BBC, during a garden party at Buckingham Palace, ‘the Queen has been filmed saying Chinese officials were “very rude” during last year’s state visit by President Xi…

Culture shock in health care

Our culture code applies to our relation to health, too. Let’s take a surgery or hospital consultation: the patient will have certain expectations when it comes to encounters with a…